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I Have Problems With Self Esteem

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    I'm really self conscious

    when it comes to what I say and do. I'm still mentally kicking myself for things I said when I was six. My worst problem is when I say things and realize nobody cares. Something I've been thinking about is a couple of years ago when I switched to a new school. The teacher was...
    Brimmless Brimmless 16-17, F Nov 14, 2014

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    Kind Of...

    I'm a very shy person. Not because I'm that way by choice but because of how I see myself. There are days where I feel like I am completely useless. I feel like people would have been better off without me entering into their lives. I have this problem where I believe that...
    DemonVampire180 DemonVampire180 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 5, 2011

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    Kindergarden

     i dont know when it started or how to end it but  when i was in kinder there was this girl who would always make fun of me or say that im dumb or other  mean things. she would always call me fat or say that i was ugly and such well after that nobody would...
    trying247 trying247 13-15, F Sep 21, 2009

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    My Problem

    My problem with self esteem is that I don't have any. None - Zilch. I feel like I am worth nothing. I look hideous, repulsive and any other derogatory words you wanna throw in there. I do get little bout of self confidence but it's never long until someone knocks that out of me...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 4, 2007

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    Self Image

    Honestly, I get really disgusted when I look at myself in the mirror when I don't wear makeup. I am very much exposed to a culture where you are not considered beautiful unless you are skinny, busty, have big eyes, a perfectly shaped nose, and flawless skin. I haven't left my...
    ASGKPFG ASGKPFG 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 1, 2012

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    It's A Constant War

    It's gotten better lately, but it's still a real struggle to think any thoughts towards myself.  I tend to overreact a lot about things that I do wrong or incorrectly, according to me.  If I get a bad grade, I beat myself up about it, call myself stupid and horrible and...
    Wraith16 Wraith16 18-21, F Feb 15, 2012

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    It sucks feeling this way. People say I'm an open book but I don't think I am because I cry in private and quiet when I'm sad but often smile when I'm around people whoever they...
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    It sucks. I could've done so many things if I have more confidence.
    Ciem Ciem 18-21, F Jan 22

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    My brother doesn't want me talking to his ex girlfriend that he got pregnant. I don't like his new girlfriend she jealous and mean stuck up type untrustworthy just no Morals she's...
    peaceintruelove peaceintruelove 18-21, F Jan 2

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    Well my family is not being very supportive and have not been in my life for long time. I have raise my kids alone without my family help and my family have disown me because of...
    Kelbug Kelbug 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 3

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    I decided to make these vacations constructive and studied a bit about the field I want to master in later. (two years to go actually) I kind of take more time to understand the...
    stabbedtoceasersalad stabbedtoceasersalad 18-21, F Jan 3

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    My family is sorta broken, I was adopted so I don't feel connections with my parent. so I only have one father and no mother and my sister isn't the best example in life. so...
    shur09 shur09 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 5

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    My father omitted me from his will. My mother told me once, if I changed, I could receive money after she died. My son, adored the power of money since his boyhood, from my parents...
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze 56-60, F 4 Responses Jan 8

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    i feel like im just not good enough
    deucesbae deucesbae 18-21, F Jan 9

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    I wish I had higher self esteem and more self confidence but I don't. People who know me would think otherwise but they don't know what's inside me. I don't really know what to...
    SomeoneOutThere SomeoneOutThere 41-45, M 4 Responses Jan 10

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    i feel unloved, lonely, bored, and sad. i just feel like my life is over and that i don't have a place in this world. i am am college student and i am in my 30s and struggling to...
    db174 db174 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    When God showered self esteem, I was sleeping..
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 9 Responses Jan 2

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    well not low self esteem i may not like myself but i still think im better than mist people... i have a wierd mindset. any way jealousy? yeah i guess i am, same old story girl i...
    Idioticnerd Idioticnerd 13-15, M Jan 6

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    I used to think I was cool and had allot of friends..... But then I realized I was completely ****ing stupid...... And ppl started bullying me and I started getting bad grades and...
    Lolllipoop Lolllipoop 13-15, M 4 Responses Jan 14

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    So here comes the day in which i feel like sh*t. I use the tinder app, you know, but i dont really use it for dating, which is ironic, i know. But, i use it because i want to know...
    kindahipsta kindahipsta 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 15

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    I only have self esteem issues when it comes to my job. I don't always feel like I'm right for this job. Maybe it's just the way some people treat me in regards to my job. Trust...
    ttbridge ttbridge 36-40, F Jan 19

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    Launch young always have been the black sheep in the family , always the typical problem child in school because always ending up failing when others can do it properly...
    asianahyang96 asianahyang96 18-21, M Jan 20

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    I use to be able to look in the mirror and tell myself "damn I'm one sexy mofo" but now I can't even look in the mirror ;-; I got all the ugly looks and my sisters got all the good...
    FadingStarrr FadingStarrr 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 13

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    I'm struggling with a family issue that I've caused. I have struggled with addiction & drinking for years & after 2 years I had a slip that caused me to miss a family event. I didn...
    please1980 please1980 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    Well, I have issues with BOTH of my Mother In Laws. I like one just a little more than the other, but besides that 2 Mother Inlaws are just double the trouble. I have two because...
    galaxygurl galaxygurl 26-30, F Jan 3

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    I recently ended a 4 1/2 year relationship, but have been talking about being fwb's with two of my friends for a couple of months. Now that the relationship is over though, I get...
    Cephaloria Cephaloria 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 15

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    So my "friends with benefits" (to understand the full story, please go read my other "I have friends with benefits" story). So tonight I'm working on assignments for my college...
    findingfae findingfae 18-21, F 8 hrs ago

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    Every time I am having a stressful day at work and lack in self confidence, I open my notepad on my desk and repeat this is my mind.
    Bird488 Bird488 26-30, F 8 Responses Jan 5

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    Holy smokes, how those in my early hears chipped away at me! My only freedom from worry and care came in my late teens and early 20s... But at a cost. I survived by not caring...
    OldNRusty OldNRusty 41-45, M Jan 12

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    I have no talent and I'm not actually good at anything. My passion for the things I think are cool or like is nearly non-existent. I don't have the motivation to keep up with...
    slofth slofth 16-17, M Jan 22

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    I hate when the girl i like always mentions the same damn guy over and over saying oh he did this oh he did that, **** that. Go with him then
    Eldreamer Eldreamer 18-21 1 Response Jan 6

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    A year ago I moved to a new city and had no friends. I was working at home and going to a pre-college course, but I only made a few acquaintances. Then, I met a boy on tinder and...
    Lightworker22 Lightworker22 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    When I was in 5th grade I use to think that all pretty girls were stuck up.. I remember being in grade 5-9 that people would look down to me cause I didn't look a certain away. All...
    chelseaalexis18 chelseaalexis18 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 9

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    Constantly everyday I tell myself," I'm going to be ok" but I don't know when that will ever happen. I try to live life in confidence and bring joy to people but I am always...
    YoyoDuckyMomo YoyoDuckyMomo 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 9

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    Feeling really bad today. Got hit with depression. Sucks because I find more people online who hate me and also there is absolutely nothing good about me. Every single thing I've...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response Jan 15

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    My ex best friend who I considered to be a ****, slept with a guy I had told her I liked and she knew all well about this. For me to come to like someone is a big thing and I was...
    opinionatorAli opinionatorAli 18-21, F Jan 18

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    I grew up all my life with this. My family never truly accepted me for being mixed. They wanted a whiter me. I was never really accepted socially in the usa. I was always "too...
    sfdrboy sfdrboy 22-25, M 4 Responses Jan 19

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    I hate how all my friends are prettier than me. I hate how all my friends all have guys in their lives, even multiple guys, who fight over them. I just feel like I don't measure up...
    Xoxolife Xoxolife 16-17, F 4 Responses Jan 21

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    I must be completely stupid and ugly.....I have 1 friend, no girlfriend, people don't really talk to me unless they have too, or want something I have, normally money....maybe life...
    vyntharin vyntharin 26-30, M 2 days ago

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    Why is it that I've always seen the beauty in everyone but myself? Maybe I have none.
    whyusteens whyusteens 13-15, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Theycallherelly Theycallherelly 13-15, F 3 Responses Jan 18

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    I'm not a violent person by nature but I swear If a person in the next 48 hours try's to tell me about " their Problems" I might just flip **** ☝️☝️☝️☝️ I also...
    LuiGina LuiGina 13-15, F Jan 9

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    I realize that since a early age 99% off the time im solving problems, i havent been REALLY happy since i was little and didnt had a care in the world
    lifeaintshit lifeaintshit 18-21, M Jan 11

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    I've gotten to the point when I don't even really eat anymore. I rarely eat breakfast because I'm not a morning person and I have class during breakfast time. I sometimes eat lunch...
    lizygurl lizygurl 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 16

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